into eiran? >> when you have a big lie, you have to have a big denial to follow it, and that denial has to be resist yent. one of this size is the type that people go to the grave with, and it's hard to watch cheney and then the whole gang of neocons sort of smiling at the camera saying, okay, now what do we do? next syria, next iran. because the fundamental principles that's behind this, the big idea, so to speak, of this whole gang is one that they still believe in, that of preemtive war, that the united states is the lone superpower in the world, has the right to invade for whatever they decide. we don't even have to give the noti notion. that's the notion of preemptive war. they thought iraq would be a demonstration model. it's a demonstration model of the very opposite of the limits of u.s. power. when we strip ourselves of the fundamental principle that is have always defined us as a nation. right now they just will look at the camera and not flinch. >> in the runup to that war in iraq, no one was a bigger hawk than richard pearl, a real intellectual.